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Located near the southern end of Lake Pukaki, Twizel is on the edge of Mount Cook National Park.

The mountain is known to the Maori as Aoraki and is the highest peak in New Zealand and Australasia and the National Park (and World Heritage Site) in which it is found is one of the country's most spectacular, with more than one third of the area permanently covered in snow and glacial ice.

The mountain peaks at 3,754 meters above sea level, towering over the expansive countryside — hidden in the mountains are magnificent glaciers including the famous Tasman Glacier which, at 17 miles in length, is one of the longest glaciers in the world to be found outside the Polar Regions.

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    Accommodation choices for Twizel

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Twizel. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Skyscape Outdoor Bath



      The secluded situation of the property allows you to thoroughly escape the outside world and use the property to relax and recharge. The key features of skyscape are the wood-fired outdoor bath and the glass walls and ceiling that allow you to easily watch the night sky.

    • Looking into the lounge, Lakestone Lodge, Twizel

      Lakestone Lodge

      First Class

      An ecolodge with an intimate atmosphere and amiable hosts, Lakestone Lodge offers sweeping views, contemporary rooms, good food and a wide range of activities, as well as a tranquil location.

    • Matuka Lodge, Twizel

      Matuka Lodge

      First Class

      With a superb location in the heart of the Mackenzie High Country, Matuka Lodge enjoys a tranquil, rural setting with spectacular mountain views and beautifully appointed rooms.